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A Vindication of the rights of whores

Author: Gail Pheterson
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Seal Press, 1989. ©1989
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A Vindication of The Rights of Whores is an anthology edited by Gail Pheterson with a preface by Margo St. James. The book consists of the voices of a diverse group of prostitutes, sex worker rights activists, and feminist scholars from around the world, discussing their lives and their concerns. It includes the complete text of the World Charter for Prostitutes' Rights; unedited transcripts of workshop arranged by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Aufsatzsammlung
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Pheterson
ISBN: 0931188733 9780931188732
OCLC Number: 19129690
Description: xx, 293 pages, [6] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1. Not repeating history: Not repeating history / Gail Pheterson. Part 2. The congresses: Turning out the charter of the First World Whores' Congress --
World charter for Prostitute Rights --
The Second World Whores' Congress at the European Parliament --
Human rights: "Simple human respect" --
Statement on prostitution and human rights --
Health: "Our first concern" --
Update on HIV infection and prostitute women --
Statement on prostitution and health --
Feminism: "Crunch point" --
"The big divide": Feminist reactions to the Second World Whores' Congress --
Statement on prostitution and feminism. Part 3. Migration and prostitution: Migration and prostitution, "I'm the meat, I'm the knife": Sexual service, migration and repression in some African societies / Paola Tabet --
Migrant prostitutes in the Netherlands / Licia Brussa --
Migrant prostitutes in Northern Italy / Carla Corso --
"Despite everything we are men" (Argentina/France) / Sonia. Part 4. Reports and new voices: Reports and new voices, a visit to Burkina Faso / Annemiek Onstenk --
"Night life" in Kenya / Laurel Meredith Hall --
Notes on prostitution in Indonesia / Saraswati Sunindyo, Syarifah Sabaroedin --
Preliminary report on Israel / Esther Eillam --
Meeting in Madrid / Susanna --
"Women of the life, we must speak" (Brazil) / Gabriela Silva Leite.
Other Titles: Prostitutes' rights.
Responsibility: [edited by] Gail Pheterson ; preface by Margo St. James.

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"A Vindication of The Rights of Whores is an anthology edited by Gail Pheterson with a preface by Margo St. James. The book consists of the voices of a diverse group of prostitutes, sex worker rights activists, and feminist scholars from around the world, discussing their lives and their concerns. It includes the complete text of the World Charter for Prostitutes' Rights; unedited transcripts of workshop arranged by topic from the First World Whores'Congress held in Amsterdam in February 1985 and Second World Whores' Congress at the European Parliament held in Brussels in October 1986; position papers; as well as interviews with various participants."--Wikipedia, March 2013.

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